Visiting Writers Series: Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

September 20, 2017
Lectures
Visiting Writers Series: Luis J. Rodriguez
7:30PM The Forum
Open to the Public
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September 20, 2017
2017-09-20 19:30 2017-09-20 19:30
Lectures
Visiting Writers Series: Luis J. Rodriguez
7:30PM 2017-09-20 19:30 | The Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Open to the Public
This event is free!